Tocqueville the Ancien Regime and the French Revolution /

"This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. Tocqueville's subtlety of style and profundity of thought offer a challenge to readers as well as to translators. As both a Tocqueville scholar and an award-winning translator, Arthur Goldhammer is unique...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Proquest Ebook Central Academic Complete
Main Author: Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.
Other Authors: Elster, Jon, 1940-, Goldhammer, Arthur.
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
French
Published:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series:Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
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Summary:"This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. Tocqueville's subtlety of style and profundity of thought offer a challenge to readers as well as to translators. As both a Tocqueville scholar and an award-winning translator, Arthur Goldhammer is uniquely qualified for the task. In his Introduction, Jon Elster draws on his recent work to lay out the structure of Tocqueville's argument. Readers will appreciate The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution for its sense of irony as well as tragedy, for its deep insights into political psychology, and for its impassioned defense of liberty"--
Physical Description:xxxii, 280 p.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781139079341 (electronic bk.)
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